5 Home Decor Mistakes That Ruin The Design

Most of us spend a lot of time and expense trying to make our homes look great. When we first move in a new home, we start by trying to recreate the rooms we liked in our old place. You’re in a new location with different dimensions. We unwittingly can spoil it all by doing something that doesn’t really work in the space.

Let’s discuss some of the most common decor mistakes that can ruin your home ‘s look.

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How to Bring Life to Your Home Decorations

If you have visited me before, you know I love fresh flowers. They just add so much to a room. Unfortunately, buying flowers every week isn’t in my budget. The question is how to wake up my rooms? 2022 is all about creating safe spaces that are loaded with brightness and positive energy. I’ve rounded up cheerful decorating ideas that don’t need to be refreshed on a weekly basis. Think: unexpected bursts of color, whimsical motifs and vintage finds that double as art and bring the outdoors in. If you’re looking for new ways to bring life into your space this season, keep reading to get inspired!. 

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How to Refresh Your Home on a Budget

Most of us have had the experience of gazing around our house and not being content or inspired by its décor. Perhaps the wall color you once loved is now just tired and dated.

Whatever your motivation, periodically most of us need a refresh in our rooms. If you’re like me, that also usually means my changes and updates are on a small budget. Fortunately, there are a number of interior modifications you can do that can make a significant impact while requiring very little time or money from you. If you want to fall in love with your home all over again, let’s think about changes with little or no cost that you might like. First, give your home a deep cleaning and get rid of clutter. Your home will seem larger now.

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Easter Blessings Printable

Sunday, April 17th is Easter. In celebrating the season this year, I’ve made an inspirational printable, Easter Blessings. Although I love bunnies and Easter eggs, I also know that the reason for the season is the resurrection of Jesus. Many of the symbols of the season are a celebration of new life. In the time before Easter which is known as Lent in some churches, I spend time reflecting on the miracle of life and all its blessings. I pray the Lord blesses you and keeps you in the palm of his hand.

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“May the road rise” Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind always be at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields,

and until we meet again, 

may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing     

 

“May the Road Rise to Meet You” is an Irish blessing that is often used as a prayer.  It has traveled throughout the centuries in songs, word of mouth, and even a popular cross-stitch pattern. The words connect centuries of those who have faithfully hung onto hope through their faith.

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Small Things Become Great Inspirational Printable

Today’s inspirational quote is from Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 to 1997). During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta – now known as Kolkata. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. She treated the lepers, educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. She treated them like her family.

 

Her message to me was that you don’t have to do big or great things to help.

Small things become great when done with love.  

I love to surround myself with words and images that embrace positive attitudes and foster peace, love, and kindness.  Today’s printable is sized 12″ x 12″.

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My Friend’s Tulips

To force a Tulip means to pot the Tulip bulb, replicate winter conditions, and bring it into bloom earlier than its normal spring bloom time. One can force a Tulip to bloom earlier, but one cannot force a Tulip to bloom later.  Most tulips need at least 12-14 weeks of temperatures below 55 degrees F to bloom.

 

 

My friend got a potted forced tulip in pretty pink. The buds were almost open.

 

 

 

 

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